Euphoria (2019– )
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Rue returns home from rehab and meets Jules; Nate and Maddy attempt to make each other jealous; Kat is pressured to lose something.


Augustine Frizzell


Sam Levinson (teleplay by), Sam Levinson (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Zendaya ... Rue Bennett
Maude Apatow ... Lexi Howard
Angus Cloud ... Fezco
Eric Dane ... Cal Jacobs
Alexa Demie ... Maddy Perez
Jacob Elordi ... Nate Jacobs
Barbie Ferreira ... Kat Hernandez
Nika King ... Leslie Bennett
Storm Reid ... Gia Bennett
Hunter Schafer ... Jules Vaughn
Algee Smith ... Chris McKay
Sydney Sweeney ... Cassie Howard
Alanna Ubach ... Suze
Lukas Gage ... Tyler
John Ales ... David Vaughn


Teenager Rue Bennett returns home from rehab after having overdosed, and immediately buys more drugs from her friend Fezco. Jules is a new girl in town taking summer school. Her classmate Kat invites her to a party hosted by a popular college football player, Chris McKay. Jules initially declines, opting instead to meet up with an older man from a hookup app. Rue gets home late one night and her mother forces her to take a drug test. In order to pass it, Rue acquires clean urine by asking her childhood friend Lexi for some of hers. McKay and his friend Nate talk about their classmate Cassie's sexual past and it is discovered that Cassie and McKay are dating. The man Jules meets is revealed to be Nate's father. She lies about her age and the two have sex; afterwards she makes her way to the party. At the party, Maddy, who recently broke up with Nate, has sex with Tyler in order to make Nate jealous. Jules almost attacks Nate after he continually harasses her. Upon leaving, she runs ... Written by Aaron Kyle

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Eric Dane stated in an interview that he used a prosthetic penis for his full-frontal scene. See more »


Cal Jacobs: [to Jules] I'm envious of your generation, you know. You guys don't care as much about the rules
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References Sailor Moon (1995) See more »


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Euphoria looks promising!
18 June 2019 | by statingfactsSee all my reviews

As a teenager who suffers from depression and anxiety this show depicted it amazingly. It's one of the only tv shows I've seen bring it to life realistically. These other reviews are way too harsh.. this pilot was amazing in my eyes. I watched it with my family and we all liked it, it may seem generic or stereotypical but some people life's are really like this! As far as certain characters just seeming like stereotypes - I feel it's obvious they'll gain more depth as the show continues. The first episode mainly introduced Rue's storyline and we'll learn more about other characters as it continues.

This story is story is taken from someone's real teenage experience as a drug addict and made into a creative story for people get a better insight of what it's like for people to suffer from addiction - and it will go into other topics with the other characters. Euphoria is also based on an Israeli show which was raw and honest about the drug use of teenagers.

I've seen other reviewers complain that there's not one character they connected to... and it's only the first episode! I've watched certain shows that took me a few episodes to fully connect and get invested into it.

Anyway, as I begun saying above my family and I loved the episode and are excited for the next one. We laughed and felt sad throughout the episode we really connected with Rue and her struggle of trying to feel safe in her own mind. I've heard that the cast's acting is fantastic throughout the season and especially Zendaya's so I'M super pumped to keep watching!

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16 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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